In this Franklin Classic Storybook , our hero can't go to sleep without his favorite blue blanket. One night he can't find his tattered old blanket and must try to get along without it.
All she needed was an idea. The character of Hawkeye Pierce refused to enter a cave because he was claustrophobic. Thus was born Franklin in the Dark, a tale of a little green turtle who's afraid of small dark places, including his own shell. The name of the turtle came, Bourgeois thought, out of the blue.
She studied Illustration at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, and graduated with an honours diploma in Shortly afterward, Brenda found that there was plenty of work for a freelancer in educational publishing and her first jobs were for elementary school books. This experience gave her plenty of published examples for her portfolio and a better understanding of how to interpret a story with pictures.
Help Centre. Track My Order. There are now more than 50 million Franklin books in print around the world, a television series, and a host of Franklin merchandise. Why is Franklin the only character with a name? Why is Franklin called, Benjamin, in the French Scholastic books? In the beginning, the editors at French Scholastic thought Franklin should have a name familiar to French-speaking children.
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In the early years, Franklin had different names in different countries. He was once called, Dorkus, Patrick, and Morten!
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No, Paulette writes the story. Sometimes that happens very quickly in only a couple of days and sometimes she struggles for months and months to get just the right words. She sends the story to editors at Kids Can Press who make sure that the story is the best that it can be.
Paulette rewrites each story after discussing the suggested changes with her editor. Each story undergoes at least three rewrites before it is ready to go to Brenda. Brenda reads the story, gets ideas for the illustrations and if she sees a problem, for instance, the characters stay in one boring space for the whole story, she talks over more changes with Paulette.
Then she draws tiny pictures in pencil, called, thumbprints, that lay out page, by page, the entire story.
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Once that is approved by her editors, she starts the long process of drawing, and then painting. She can spend up to one year doing all of the detailed illustrations for the books. Many of the books do not have the names of the author and the illustrator on the cover.
After Brenda and Paulette had created 28 Franklin books, they wanted different writing challenges and so they both took on new projects. She has written every one of the Franklin books which are based on the Nelvana television series and the Easy Readers.